Gifted and Talented
The term "Gifted and talented" (G/T) means a child or youth who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:
- exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative or artistic area;
- possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
- excels in a specific academic field.
As defined in the Texas Education Code 29.121
History of the Gifted and Talented Program:
- 1977, the Texas Legislature passed its first legislation concerning the education of gifted/talented (G/T) students.
- 1979, state funds for providing services to G/T children were made available, but providing such services was optional for school districts.
- 1987, the Texas Legislature mandated that all school districts must identify and serve G/T students at all grade levels.
- 1990, The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students was adopted.
- 1999, the Texas Performance Standards Project for Gifted/Talented Students (TPSP) was created.
Alvarado ISD is committed to meeting the unique needs of G/T students by expanding instructional strategies, implementing rigors curriculum, and providing a project-based learning program.
Dr. Lori Nunez - Chief Special Programs Officer
(817) 783-6800 ext: 1041